Band / Affiliation: Gospel Artist
“I am In Love with the SK2! I Have been playing the Hammond B3 for almost 25 years now and nobody could produce such and outstanding keyboard but Hammond. I love being able to feel and hear the real raw sounds of the Hammond B3. But what’s crazy is the Extra voices that can be played all at the same time. So when I go to do a show and show up with my SK2 people are in AWE of this portable Hammond Organ! No more do I have to bring more than 1 keyboard or have to rent a organ. I have it all in ONE! The SK2 really is the next wave of the future!!!”
The instrumental gospel/jazz genre is blessed with talent and a timbre that is generating attention nationwide. Jimmie Smith, native of Buffalo, NY, is a composer and songwriter that has created a new experience Sanctified Sound and is proving to be an example of multi-faceted gifting, diligence and persistence.
At an early age Jimmie exhibited a superior aptitude for music. In 1982 his sister received a keyboard as a gift and it was Jimmie who sat down at his sister’s sweet sixteen parties, and began to play immediately. That was only the beginning; Jimmie went on play at his father’s church and was introduced to the Hammond B-3 which became Jimmie’s first love and choice of keys. Jimmie has played various churches throughout the United States. Over the years Jimmie has accompanied several gospel artists Kim Burrell, Karen Clark-Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole, and COGIC international Music Department. Jimmie served on staff with the COGIC International Department for over seven years.
The high-spirited first single “Going up yonder” is a declaration with an unwavering message of where one should be at the end of this life. Mediation of Worship” reveals Jimmie’s’‟ love for worship style conveyed elegantly with soothing, alluring chording. Smith displays his diverse musicality with the jazz-tinfused title cut “Sanctified Sound”.